Happy Pie Day! Okay, so today is Pi Day, not Pie Day. I am using a little poetic license to make the most of it by eating some pie. I love pie and will pretty much eat any kind of pie: apple pie, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, bumbleberry pie, mincemeat pie, shepard’s pie. I am an equal opportunity pie eater. You know the best thing to put into a pie? Your teeth. In honor of Pi Day I am sinking my teeth into a couple of my favorites: cherry and coconut cream.
Cherry pie has spring written all over it! It must be made with real cherries; not those icky, oversweet canned ones. Don’t get me wrong there is a time and place for those canned cherries (Google “dump cake”), but not here, not now. Tart cherries are my favorite. Instead of a double-crust, try a topping it with a buttery crumble topping.
Coconut is one of those foods you either love or hate. I am siding with the lovers, not the haters. In all its forms, coconut is bliss. Take a buttery crust, pour in the coconut cream filling, top with fresh whipped topping and toasted coconut and you have yourself a culinary masterpiece.
So my friends I leave you with one question. What do you get if you divide the circumference of a bowl of ice cream by its diameter? Pi a la mode. Happy Pi Day.
Both pies were purchased at SusieCakes.